Feb 05 2016

February starts off with lots of rally excitement!

The shortest month of the year still has plenty of room for rally, and its starting off with a bang!

Local competitors Mal Swann and Tim Dine are presently in Maniwaki, Quebec for Rallye Perce-Neige Maniwaki where they’ll be contesting the snow and ice stages in both the National and the East Coast Rally Championship series! Also of local connection keep an eye out for local Halfax ex-pat and Rally Photographer Extraordinaire Peter MacDonald of CDNRally.com as he competes in his first CRC event with experienced Co-driver Ferdinand Trauttsmansdorff.

Check out all the results as they’re updated on Saturday on RallyScoring.com and for updates on the Rallye Perce Neige Facebook group! They’ve already started posting some great photos from recce and tech. I’ll try to keep the Rally East Facebook group updated with everything I find out as well!


For those who can’t make it to the snowy stages of Quebec there’s rally action right here at home with Round 5 of the Bluenose Autosport Club RallyCross Championsip! After our record decimating entry field at the last event we return to Scotia Speed World for another round of sideways action. Conditions are sure to be very different this time with warm weather and rain all week ensuring a softer surface.

Ride along with Steve Quigley in his fully prepped Open 4WD Class RallyCar at the last event:

Also check out this amazing promo for the 2016 Canadian Rally Championship. Its full of the Rally Feels and does a great job of showing what we all love about this sport!


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Jan 26 2016

BAC RallyCross Series Continues to Explode!

The 2015-2016 Bluenose Autosport Club RallyCross series continues its exceptional growth patterns with yet another record setting event! Sunday saw 62 (SIXTY TWO!) drivers take to the beautifully snowy/frozen surface of Scotia Speed World to race against traction and the clock. Attendance at the event was boosted by the Low Motion Winter Challenge, a cross-promotional championship by the local Low Motion car club.

When the flakes settled first in AWD (and Overall) was veteran Rallyist and former BAC RallyCross Champion Mel Smith, followed closely by the Prepared class winner, Jonathan Conrad in second overall. Newcomer Daniel Salmon took FWD top honors in 6th place overall while top RWD went to Scott Montgomerie in 24th place.

Full results are available by clicking here.

Unfortunately regular photographer Harold Merklinger couldn’t stay to shoot this event, but a variety of other photographers were present and many have been posting their images to the RallyEast Facebook Group.

The 6th event of the BAC RallyCross Championship takes place on February 7th. Please note the venue change from Atlantic Motorsport Park to Scotia Speed World! This event will be starting at the new earlier time as well. Check the Facebook link in the events calendar for full details.

For those in New Brunswick or who don’t mind some travelling to go sideways, the Moncton Motorsport Club will be holding a RallyCross this Sunday, January 31st. See the details in the Facebook link in the events calendar for details.



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Jan 23 2016

Local rally team on the move!

Having refreshed and upgraded after their performance at the 2015 Rallye de Charlevoix in Quebec, local competitors Mal Swann and Tim Dine are headed back to La Belle Province in February to compete in not one, but two events! First up is the 2016 Rallye Perce Neige, the first event in the national Canadian Rally Championship, following very shortly afterwards by La Tuque, the first rally of the Championnat de Rallye du Québec. We wish them luck on the snowy Quebec stages!


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Jan 22 2016

Announcing the Eastern Canada Rally Championship!

Great news, Maritime Rally Fans! 2016 brings us the brand new Eastern Canada Rally Championship, a series of events throughout Ontario, Quebec and our very own Ledwidge Lookoff Rally as the 5th round! Have a look at the ECRC website for more information!


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Jan 13 2016

BAC RallyCross brings record entry field!

Sunday held the third round of the 2015-2016 Bluenose Autosport Club‘s winter RallyCross Challenge and the already busy season got busier! The first two events saw then-record entries with 37 drivers each but clearly the siren call of going sideways in the dirt is working as we saw 46 entries for Round 3 at Atlantic Motorsport Park!

Conditions were all snow and mud as the cars worked their way into the surface, traction was at a premium and all drivers were put to the test but at the end of the day there were few retirements and lots of big smiles with some new (and old!) faces in the top 10! The former rallycrossing father and son team of Devon and Mel Smith returned and handily took the first two spots in their 2002 Subaru Impreza wagon.

Full results can be found by clicking here and the always excellent photos by Harold Merklinger can be found by clicking here.

Round 4 returns to Scotia Speed World on January 24th! See you there! (Note: Because of the high number of entries we will be starting an hour earlier, don’t be late!)

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Jan 05 2016

First RallyCross of 2016 this Sunday at AMP!

After the holiday break the Bluenose Autosport Club RallyCross series returns for 2016, this time in the Back-40 at Atlantic Motorsport Park! With our recent snow and cold its sure to be a slippery time! Will we see 37 competitors again??

For details check out the Facebook Event by Clicking Here!

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Dec 10 2015

BAC RallyCross #2 Results and Photos!

The second event of the Bluenose Autosport Club 2015-2016 RallyCross season saw another record 37 entries show up to compete on the gravel of Scotia Speed World in Enfield, Nova Scotia! A wide variety of competitors ran all kinds of vehicles from yard-salved rat rods to newer high horsepower 4WD off road machines. At the end of the day the times were extremely tight with the top 4 cars separated by less than 3 seconds after 4 stages… with 3 of those 4 driving the same car!

Results can be found by clicking here.

Harold Merklinger’s always excellent photos can be found by clicking here.

The BAC RallyCross series moves into 2016 on January 10th with a venue change to Atlantic Motorsport Park! See you there!

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Dec 01 2015

BAC RallyCross #2 Sunday!

Round 2 of the 2015-2016 BAC RallyCross season takes place this Sunday, December 6th at Scotia Speed World! After a record 37 entries for Round 1 (Results here) we hope to see another great turnout for even more sideways rally fun! Come on out!


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Nov 22 2015

Ride along with Swann/Dine at Rallye des Charlevoix!

Local competitors Malcolm Swann and Tim Dine have started to share some of their in-car video from their adventure at this year’s Rallye des Charlevoix! Ride along with them on a brisk ride in their tail happy RX7 on the first run at the Lac aux Sables stage! Its a lot of fun!


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Nov 18 2015

2015 ARMS AGM Rally Workshop Saturday @ 1pm!

From Cindy McCarron, the ARMS Regional Navigational Rally Director:

The ARMS Rally Workshop is being held at the AGM Saturday November 21st from 1pm-4pm at the Quality Inn and Suites at 980 Parkland Drive. Anyone interested in Rally, belonging to an ARMS Club (BAC, ASCC, MMSC etc) is welcome to attend. Below is the Agenda.
Rally Discipline Workshop
21 November, 2015


1. Welcome/Attendance

2. Review/approve minutes of 2014 ARMS Rally Workshop

3. Review/approve the meeting minutes of the January 18th meeting regarding a change in Regional Rally Cross Rules.

4. Call for additional agenda items

5. ARMS Rally Directors’ Activity Report

6. CARS Regional Rally Director’s Activity Report

7. Review of 2015 competition year

TSD Rally
Performance Rally

8. Discussion about TSD organizers and club level events

9. Performance Rally Events

10. ARMS RallyCross Series

11. Competition Schedule for 2015

12. Nominations & Voting of ARMS Rally Performance Director

13. Other/New Business

14. Adjournment


Click here to go to the ARMS Discussion forum thread about the workshop for any questions or input.

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